AVAST : FREE antivirus software for Windows with anti-spyware protection:Home Edition

Many of you and my friends ask me about any free anti virus software that’s good enough for them to run on their home PC.Basically a free good antivirus and that too.. robust enough to protect your PC is hard to find.My favorites in this category are AVG and Avast home edition.Out of these two I prefer Avast Home edition due to better protection compared to AVG free edition.today i will be talking about Avast home edition.

Avast! 4 Home Edition is a full-featured antivirus package designed exclusively for non-commercial & home use only.

Features overview

  • Anti-spyware built-in
  • Web Shield
  • Anti-rootkit built-in
  • Automatic updates
  • Strong self-protection
  • Virus Chest
  • Antivirus kernel
  • System integration
  • Simple User Interface
  • Integrated Virus Cleaner
  • Resident protection
  • Support for 64-bit Windows
  • P2P and IM Shields
  • Internationalization
  • Network Shield


Avast Home Edition guards your PC and the network with multiple shields that scan executables and files. You can select parameters for scanning, and even choose wildcards to exclude specific file types. You can adjust the sensitivity level for the program’s detectors when it comes to scanning downloaded files, instant messages, e-mails, and a host of P2Ps. Its efficient interface opens up window after window to tweak its settings to your liking, for novice to advanced level protection.

Though it takes some time to run, it impressed me with this application’s boot-time antivirus scan. You can bypass it if you want. If malicious contents are detected, Avastcan can clean it. certain URLs and file operations acn be blocked by you ,by configuring its advance options

With immediate real-time protection, clockwork updates, and much more, this free software is highly regarded .

Though its graphical user interface isnt that much good as other paid antivirus.Some of you may get confused with its buttons which look like a media player buttons.But you will get familiar once you try playing with them.
Even the virus protection isnt as much good as topers in antivirus category like Kaspersky or NOD 32 but for a decent antivirus software without any price tag this software is good enough for many home users who cant afford expensive antiviruses.

Another feature is you can change its skin as you do with media players.You can get skin that suits your style.

You can download Avast here.

Free registration

Avast! antivirus Home Edition is FREE to use but it is necessary to register before the end of the initial 60 day trial period. Following the registration you will receive by e-mail a license key valid for a period of 1 year. After you have downloaded and installed the program, the license key must be inserted into it within 60 days. The registration process is very easy, and it will take you only a couple of minutes.

Register here

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